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Your Library User ID is the number under the barcode on your student card. Your PIN is the last 4 digits of the same number.

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Student FAQs

Why do I need a library userID and PIN? Can't I use my network login?

Your library userID and PIN allows you to search and access all of our electronic resources. Without it, you can't find e-books, articles, streamed video, etc. Your library userID is different from your network and system login.

How do I get a library userID and PIN?

If you are a full time Georgian student, you need your ONEcard first. If you don't have a ONEcard, visit the ONEcard website for the process to upload your photo and get a ONEcard.

Once you have a ONEcard, email them at using your Georgian email address and request your library userID.

Now complete the library's form to set up your PIN and we will activate your ID and let you know your PIN.

I have a ONEcard but I don't know if I have a library userID or PIN. What do I do?

If you have a ONEcard, just complete the library's form to set up your PIN and we will activate your ID and let you know your PIN.

How can I get research help?

  1. Use our contact form
  2. Send us an email
  3. Use our askON service

When is askON (virtual research help) available?

Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

How do I get started with research?

  1. Check your program research guide
  2. Here's our list of databases
  3. Use google scholar
  4. Use the web but review the source
  5. Evaluate what you find
  6. Cite what you use

Still not sure how to do research? Check out the Doing Research guide

Or check out The Learning Portal's Research hub.

How can I find ebooks?

We have several eBook databases.

In addition, when searching MultiSearch, you can limit your search result to eBooks by selecting "Available Books & Videos" founder under "Limit To", then also check "eBooks" found under "Source Types"

To limit to ebooks, select the checkbox for Available Books and Videos, and select the checkbox for eBooks

I have books from the library. How do I return them? Will I have overdue fines?

All overdue fines have been cancelled/waived and all loans have been extended to Sept. 15th. Hold on to your books for now and we will notify you before the end of semester with a process to return your items. If you are leaving early, please contact

Will I still be able to get copies of articles that Georgian doesn’t have?

We continue to provide our Get It Free! (interlibrary loan) service to the best of our ability. With most libraries closed, there may be some resources we cannot provide.

I need to cite my sources using APA 6th edition but I don’t have access to Cites and Sources anymore. Help!

You’re right, you need to cite all the sources you use in your assignments. Here are some options:

  1. Use the Library’s Citing guide
  2. A couple of providers are offering a limited time free access to APA’s Publication Manual. You must use your college email address to create an account.
    • RedShelf: Go to and create an account. You will get a verification email before you can access the account. Use “search” and enter “publication manual”. Click on a title. Make sure you select the right edition (most Georgian students are required to use 6th edition) and “add to shelf”. It looks like you’ll have access for 30 days.

I used to borrow my textbook from the reserves at the library. Now what can I do?

Textbooks can be expensive but are really important to support your course material. We’ve been able to identify a few solutions:

  1. Georgian Store is open for online orders
  2. Search Amazon’s used book market
  3. Search Facebook groups for used books: Orillia Georgian College Book Exchange, Georgian College Barrie Book Swap, Georgian College Used Textbooks. Students post their used texts or post as wanted
  4. Contact the publisher. Some publishers are making textbooks open access during the health crisis. Use your college email.

Will Library and Academic Success services be available in August when the academic recovery period starts?

At this time, there has been no confirmation if on campus services will be available, including library and academic services, All decisions that Georgian makes continue to be informed by, and made in full compliance with, public health authorities and the Government of Ontario. While we miss you, safety is the prime concern. Please continue to use our online services and electronic resources. Contact us when you need assistance. We are here for you.

Faculty FAQs

I’m a professor and need to scan some information to make it available to my students on Blackboard. How can I do this and stay within our copyright guidelines?

That’s a great question. And the answer is “it depends”. Contact with your scenario and we’ll help you figure out the best solution.

I’m a professor and have additional material from my course textbook’s publisher. It is the required textbook for the course. Can I share this with students on Blackboard?

Most publishers will allow you to share the content as long as it is a required textbook. Contact to confirm that your textbook’s publisher allows this..

I’m a professor and I usually have books or specific readings on reserve for my students. Is there anything the library can offer?

Possibly. It’s called eReserves and we’re going to try to support you. Email and tell us what you need to make accessible to students. A staff member will contact you to go over specific details and determine if we can provide electronic access within copyright guidelines.

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